We are very excited to announce that the next FallowLab Study Salon will be hosted by the Yeshiva University Museum as part of their new exhibit, Fields of Dreams: Living Shmita in the Modern World.
This special session will be FREE FOR ALL,
co-led by Amichai Lau-Lavie and Ari Bergmann, Adjunct Lecturer in Religion at Columbia University and the visionary behind the new Shmita exhibit at the Yeshiva University Museum. RSVP required!
Fallow Lab’s Conversation #8 will focus on:
SHMITA: LESS CONTACTS, MORE CONVERSATIONS. BETTER BALANCE BETWEEN OUR VIRTUAL AND ACTUAL LIVES.
FallowLab Study Salon #8: Better Social.
“We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection.” (Sherry Turkle)
The Shmita year is more than half way through, and FallowLab’s exploration of better balance between actual and virtual reality continues deeply into what makes our lives more connected – to each other, in more deeper and long-term-sustainable ways. With all the gifts of the digital we are reminded to not lose sight of where real intimacy can and wants to happen – face to face.
This month’s conversation features a reminder to dig deeper into the moral life by Rabbi Kook, Rushkoff’s warning from sole reliance on the digital for community, and Sherry Turkle’s plea for us to hang up and look up. Less contacts and more connections – to ourselves, each other, the ground we walk on.
Can a wiser use and disuse of our social media lives help us cultivate more meaningful friendships and intimate conversations?
Join us to discuss and find out.
Yeshiva University’s Museum’s newest exhibit ‘Field of Dreams’ explores the dynamic process through which the Biblical concept of Shmita was revived, debated and engaged by early settlers of the Land of Israel. The exhibition features rare, original documents and letters by the most significant rabbinic voices of the late 19th and 20th century, as well as by contemporary photographs, artifacts and works of art that demonstrate the resonance and impact of this ancient custom today.
FALLOWLAB at FIELD OF DREAMS:
June 8, 6:30-8:30pm.
Join us online via skype. Contact [email protected] for details.
Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History: 15 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011